Top 10 Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Children


The Top Ten

1 Spoil Them

I don't have a phone and get 2 hours of actual gaming per day, and I am the only one of my peers to see the reasoning there... - Cyri

My cousins are constantly spoiled. They now whine, cry and throw tantrums whenever they don't get whatever they want. My relatives have turned them into spoiled brats.

Kids who are spoiled will grow up thinking everything is just gonna be handed to them. - egnomac

I really wish parents could see this Top Ten...

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2 Let Them Do What Ever They Want

All the time!

Me: my cousin just threw a ball in the house
Mom: let them be
Me: my cousin is listening to songs with explicit language in them
My relatives: that’s OK
Me: my cousins are trying to stab me with a fork
(My relatives ignores it)

Ex: Call of Duty - Not-Elan

3 Try to Be Their Friend

Parents need to know one important thing Your a parent first and a friend second - egnomac

They can't even be a good role model to me, why would they want to be my friend? - MLPFan

4 Be Too Overprotective

"You can die from <insert any minor injury here>" -my Asian parents

"Get away from that tissue box! The tissue has sharp edges! " you may hear. - PositronWildhawk

The story of my life living with religious loons...;_;

My mom in a nutshell:

-(I eat expired food) you may die from that!
-you will get a bad sunburn if you go out in shorts for only 1 second during the sunset hours (it’s summertime)
-don’t ride that roller coaster. It goes upside down and you may die from it.
-no using the stove to cook. You might burn the entire house down.
-you will get diabetes if you eat that piece of cake.

5 Don't Spend Enough Time With Them

I swear that I have the most boring parents in the entire universe...

6 Don't Discipline Them

My parents don't even care when my 19 year old sister threatened to kill me.

I know some parents who do this and their kids are rude and disrespectful to other people - Ajkloth

7 Do Everything for Them

My parents do this for my cousins and sister all the time. Now they’re lazy.

8 Neglect Them
9 Try to Make Them Fulfill Their Own Dreams
10 Fight In Front of Them

I now have agression issues because of this

My parents would demonstrate violence such as throwing furnitures to express anger and use over the top profanity in front of me. They've fought 3 times or so and again, they let me saw them fight, cuss and brutally beat up stuff. Yet we are expected to be like our parents. Sigh. - MLPFan

Yes, and I have heard the F word like a thousand times in these fights 67% of the time it is daddy - Maddox121

Luckily my parents almost never fight with each other and if they do, the fight is over within about 20 seconds - Ajkloth

The Contenders

11 Spank Them

Growing up Asian, spankings were very common in our household. They no longer happen to the older kids (eg. me, my sister, and cousins) but 2 of my younger cousins still occasionally get them. We now sometimes get aggressive because of it, and that is not a good thing at all. I try not to get aggressive, but it is very difficult.

I've grown out of this now, but let's just say when I was younger, I deserved every smack. It was all in the purest of intentions. - keycha1n

It only learns kids to hit people when there older when people do something wrong

12 Favoring One Child Over the Other

My parents favor my younger sister over me

This is a one of the major mistakes a parent can make by favoring one child over the other they make the other feel completely worthless just look at Hey Arnold the only reason Helga acts the way she does is because her parents always gave more love and attention to her older sister Olga. - egnomac

I feel that my whole family is against me - MLPFan

13 Being a Hypocrite

Parents tell you don't do this ; the next thing they do it and its all right because they parents. That is contradicting to a child or teen

14 Ban Your Child from Gaming

Kids might make fun of them for not knowing Minecraft, Mario or other stuff.

15 Not Watching a Movie Before Deciding It's Appropriate for Their Kids
16 Make Kids Do Chores

Its child hood we will work when were older

17 Let Them Watch Dora the Explorer


18 Let Them Consume Inappropriate Media
19 Compare Them With Other People

They already did this to me from early childhood - MLPFan

20 Make them look religious

My parents aren't religious people (we're not atheists, but not so religious either) - MLPFan

Kids can choose their own religion.

21 Yell at them until they cry
22 Favor 1 Child Over the Other

My family loves my sister and cousins more than me. It really hurts me on the inside and it makes me feel invisible :(

23 Not Supervising Them When They are on the Internet
24 Constantly Give In
25 Threaten Them
26 Scare Them

They say that this will hurt, etc...

27 Insult Them
28 Constantly Criticize Them

I never seem to satisfy them :(

29 Swear in Front of the Kids

Where do you think WE learn the swearing from?

30 Yell at Them Whenever They Get Mad
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